About Ian MacAllen

Ian MacAllen is the founder of English Kills Review and Assistant Interviews Editor at The Rumpus. His writing has appeared in The Rumpus, The Billfold, Electric Cereal, Thought Catalog and io9. His internet performance art projects East Williamsburg Secession Movement and Toilets of New York have received international print and digital coverage. He holds a Master’s Degree in English from Rutgers University and lives in Brooklyn. He Tweets @ianmacallen.

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Alexandra Kleeman Launched Intimations with Alex Gilvarry

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Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 | 2,122 views

Alexandra Kleeman, author of the story collection IMITATIONS and the novel YOU TOO CAN HAVE A BODY LIKE MINE, talks with Alex Gilvarry, author of FROM THE MEMOIRS OF A NONENEMY COMBATANT at McNally Jackson Books in Manhattan

Alexandra Kleeman, author of the novel You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine, launched her first collection of short stories, Intimations, at McNally Jackson Books in Manhattan. She was joined in discussion of the collection by her husband, Alex Gilvarry, author of the novel From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant.

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Imbolo Mbue Launches Behold the Dreamers with Patrice Ngangan

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Thursday, September 15th, 2016 | 2,079 views

Imbolo Imbue reading her debut novel BEHOLD THE DREAMERS

Imbolo Imbue launched her debut novel Behold the Dreamers at Powerhouse Books with a discussion with Cameroonian author Patrice Ngangang. The novel explores immigration and class as it follows the lives of a Ghanaian immigrant in Harlem, New York working for a wealthy family during the great banking crisis.

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Reading Series Census: Lyrics, Lit & Liquor

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Monday, September 12th, 2016 | 1,987 views

The New York City Reading Series Census is an ongoing project to catalogue the contemporary literary scene. Any reading series curator in the New York area can take the survey here.

Lyrics, Lit and Liquor

What is the name of the series, and what is the significance or meaning of the series name?
Lyrics, Lit & Liquor is an alliterative description of the music, readings, and (optional) alcoholic beverages one can expect at the series.

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Reading Series Census: Sackett Street Writers Reading/Event Series

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Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 | 1,780 views

Sackett Street Writers Workshop

The New York City Reading Series Census is an ongoing project to catalogue the contemporary literary scene. Any reading series curator in the New York area can take the survey here.

What is the name of the series, and what is the significance or meaning of the series name?
Sackett Street Writers Reading/Event Series. The monthly events that Sackett Street organizes are aligned to the overall mission of the writers workshop Julia Fierro founded to celebrate emerging and established local writers in the NYC area.

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Yaa Gyasi Reads Homegoing with Imbolo Mbue

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Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 | 1,318 views

Yaa Gyasi, author of HOMEGOING reading at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn

Yaa Gyasi read from her debut novel Homegoing and took questions from the audience at Greenlight Bookstore last week. She was introduced by Imbolo Mbue, author of Behold the Dreamers.

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Leigh Stein Launched Land of Enchantment

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Monday, August 15th, 2016 | 1,182 views

Leigh Stein discusses LAND OF ENCHANTMENT with Rachel Syme

Leigh Stein is the author of the novel The Fallback Plan and poetry collection Dispatch from the Future. She launched her memoir Land of Enchantment at Powerhouse Books in Brooklyn (becoming the second author to read at the store’s new location on Adams Street). She was joined by Rachel Syme to discuss the memoir.

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Nicole Dennis-Benn and Tiphanie Yanique Discuss Here Comes the Sun and Land of Love and Drowning

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Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 | 1,506 views

Tiphanie Yanique, Glory Edim, and Nicole Dennis-Benn talk at Housing Works about HERE COMES THE SUN and LAND OF LOVE AND DROWNING

Nicole Dennis-Benn was at Housing Works Bookstore to discuss Here Comes the Sun with Tiphanie Yanique, author Land of Love and Drowning. Their discussion was moderated by Glory Edim, founder of Well-Read Black Girl.

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Reading Series Census: Prose Bowl

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Monday, August 8th, 2016 | 1,964 views

The New York City Reading Series Census is an ongoing project to catalogue the contemporary literary scene. Any reading series curator in the New York area can take the survey here.

What is the name of the series, and what is the significance or meaning of the series name?
The series is The Prose Bowl. It evokes competition, since that’s our basic format, but is also a pun, because we’re a tongue-in-cheek show and also have a running gag wherein I love puns. Because I do!

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